Outer Harbour Marina Recognized with Robert Eaton Environmental Award of Excellence for First in Canada Commercial Seabin Pilot Program  

Toronto (November 27, 2019) – Last night at the annual Boating Ontario Conference President’s Awards of Excellence, the Outer Harbour Marina, owned and operated by PortsToronto, was announced as the recipient of the Robert Eaton Environmental Award for its innovative Seabins Pilot Project – the first commercial installation of its kind in Canada.

Mike Dwyer, Manager of the Outer Harbour Marina, accepts the Robert Eaton Environmental Award at the Boating Ontario Awards of Excellence on November 26.
The Robert Eaton Environmental Award celebrates individuals and businesses who are dedicated to environmental responsibility and stewardship while contributing their time and efforts to advance the Boating Ontario Clean Marine program. For eight consecutive years, the Outer Harbour Marina has been proud to achieve the Clean Marine Program’s 5 Green Anchor Gold designation, which recognizes marinas that follow environmental best practices to protect and maintain a healthy marine environment.
The success of the Seabin Pilot Project at the Outer Harbour Marina was an important first step in enabling the marina and PortsToronto to consider the use of Seabins in Toronto’s harbour and to collaborate with the University of Toronto Trash Team on research and waste literacy initiatives to further reduce plastics and microplastics in our waterways. Recently, PortsToronto launched the second phase of this program at Pier 6 on Toronto’s waterfront.
More information on the PortsToronto Seabin Pilot Project can be found here.
About the Boating Ontario Awards of Excellence
The Boating Ontario Awards of Excellence are a celebration of success and an opportunity to recognize those who have made or continue to make significant contributions to Ontario’s recreational boating industry. These prestigious awards are presented to organizations, businesses, and individuals that demonstrate outstanding contributions to recreational boating in Ontario.
About PortsToronto (https://www.portstoronto.com)
PortsToronto is a federal government business enterprise mandated to provide critical infrastructure and operating expertise on a financially self-sustaining basis. PortsToronto owns and operates Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, which welcomed 2.8 million passengers in 2018; the Outer Harbour Marina, one of Canada's largest freshwater marinas; and, Marine Terminal 52, which provides transportation, distribution, storage and container services to businesses at the Port of Toronto. PortsToronto is committed to fostering strong, healthy and sustainable communities and has invested more than $11 million since 2009 in charitable initiatives and environmental programs that benefit communities along Toronto's waterfront and beyond.

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